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DHHS/NDEE Issue Smoke Advisory   for Southeast and South Central Nebraska

  Issued: Evening of April 6 through morning of April 7 Affected Area: Southeast Nebraska Air Quality Index: Moderate Potential Air Quality Impacts from Prescribed Burning in the Kansas a... Read More

Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program announces 2020-21 scholarship recipients

The Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has announced the recipients of scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year. The awards include renewable and one-time scholarships to 72 students totaling $202,0... Read More

NMPF Coronavirus Page Adds Resources for Dairy Employers, Veterinarians

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Milk Producers Federation’s coronavirus webpage has added new information for farm employers and employees, as well as guidance for veterinarians, to help the dairy community keep up with evolving government and ma... Read More

Tyson Suspends Operations at Columbus Junction, IA, Pork Plant

Tyson Foods, Inc., announced Tuesday they would be suspending operations at their Columbus Junction, IA, pork plant this week due to more than two dozen cases of COVID-19 involving team members at the facility. They say their meat and poultry plants ... Read More

Rural Radio Network to host

The Rural Radio Network will be hosting and airing a webinar to help cattle producers understand the challenges and opportunities following the coronavirus pandemic. Beef industry experts will be part of a panel discussion, with the goal of assist... Read More

Farmer Input Sought for 2020 National Cover Crop Survey

Many have seen past results from previous national farmer cover crop surveys funded by the USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program and carried out by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC). The American Seed ... Read More

COVID-19 Shows Farm Labor System is Broken

The coronavirus outbreak has exposed major flaws in the American farm labor system. Politico says that’s upping the pressure on the federal government to make migrant labor much more accessible to farmers. It also highlights a lack of health and sa... Read More

CoBank Issues Report on COVID-19 Impact on Ag, Economy

CoBank says the COVID-19 outbreak has brought the U.S. economy to a “screeching halt.” A quarterly report from the CoBank Knowledge Division has underscored the critically important nature of agriculture, as well as other industries essential to ... Read More

President Trump Approves Nebraska Disaster Declaration/ Gov. Ricketts Thanks President Trump for Federal Disaster Declaration

President Trump Approves Nebraska Disaster Declaration   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) released the following statement after President Donald Trump approved a request from Gov. Ricketts for a major disaster declaration fo... Read More

Hit the Road with U.S. Soy: United Soybean Board Research Creates New Markets for Soybeans

Whether you’re hitting the road for a run or a drive, you can now do so with soy-based rubber technology. U.S. soy is now available in Skechers footwear, thanks to their collaboration with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company — opening the door... Read More

Rural Poll Has Given a Voice to Rural Nebraskans for 25 Years

In the coming weeks, the Nebraska Rural Poll will arrive in the mailboxes of 7,000 Nebraskans living in rural parts of the state, just as it has each year since 1996. This year is special — 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the poll, which has gi... Read More